The Page One Playwrights

Every year, one or more playwrights are chosen for the Page One Residency, which, over the course of that year, provides playwrights with services including $10,000, health insurance, internal readings, travel and professional development funds, theater tickets, and a desk in the Playwrights Realm offices, and of course, an Off-Broadway production. The approach is holistic and designed to offer playwrights time, space and resources to take a meaningful step forward in their career. 2017-18 is the first season in which the Realm will be supporting two Page One residents:


Michael Yates Crowley is a Brooklyn-based writer and performer whose work has been produced in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Berlin, Edinburgh, and elsewhere. His works for theater include The Rape of the Sabine Women, by Grace B Matthias (O’Neill National Playwrights Conference finalist, UMASS New Play Lab); School Shooting IV (developed at NYTW and Ars Nova); Song of a Convalescent Ayn Rand Giving Thanks to the Godhead (American Repertory Theater, Joe’s Pub); temping (premiered at the 53rd New York Film Festival, A.R.T.); The Dead, Inc. (Schlosstheater Moers); Evanston: A Rare Comedy (2013 O’Neill NPC selection, 2015 Alliance/Kendeda Finalist); and The Ted Haggard Monologues (published by S. Fischer Verlag; filmed by HBO). He is a member of Ars Nova’s Play Group, a former NYFA Playwriting fellow and member of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, and a graduate of the Lila Acheson Wallace Playwrights Program at Juilliard. Together with the director Michael Rau, he founded the narrative technology company Wolf 359.

Michael's The Rape of the Sabine Women, by Grace B. Matthias will run from August 25 - September 23. For more information, click here.


Don Nguyen’s plays have been developed or produced at The Public Theater, New York Stage and Film, Naked Angels, The Civilians, Ojai Playwrights Conference, The Bay Area Playwrights Festival, the 52nd Street Project, 2G, Ma-Yi, The Living Newspaper, Naked Radio, and The Shelterbelt Theatre. Don is the recipient of New York Stage and Film's Founders Award for his play The Man From Saigon. He has also been nominated for the L. Arnold Weissberger Award, been a finalist for the O'Neill National Playwrights Conference and the Bay Area Playwrights Festival. Don is a member of the New York Public Theater’s Inaugural Emerging Writers Group, The Civilians Inaugural R&D Group, Ma-Yi Writers Lab and is the co-founder of Mission to (dit)Mars, a theater arts collective in Queens.

Don's Hello, From the Children of Planet Earth will run from February 23 to March 24. For more info, click here.